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2 elderly Diamond Princess passengers die in Japan

Deaths come after expert warned of poor contagion prevention measures

A second group of around 500 passengers is disembarking from the Diamond Princess on Thursday, following the 443 who left the ship Wednesday.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Two elderly passengers who had been on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama have died, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Thursday. The pair were a man and woman in their 80s and had been hospitalized.

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